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immune system

Mucus Sticky substance that traps harmful particles that would otherwise be breathed into the lungs.
Antibody A blood protein produced in response to a counteracting antigen. Antibodies combine chemically with substances that the body recognizes as alien example bacteria viruses and foreign substances.
Antibiotic It's a type of medication that destroys or slow down the growth of bacteria. They don't kill viruses.
White blood cells A cell that destroys bacteria, viruses and other foreign objects.
Vaccine A weakened or dead form of a certain virus that is given to a human to prevent disease, infection.
Phagocyte A type of cell within the body capable of engulfing and absorbing bacteria and other small cells and particles.
Pathogen Anything that causes a disease . Example: Some bacteria bacteria, ALL viruses and some fungi.
Immune response The reaction of the cells and fluids of the body to the presence of a substance that is not recognized as a constituent of the body itself.
Disease Any condition that is harmful to or interferes with the health of an organism.
Infection The act of disease producing organisms, which invade the bod and interfere with the normal activity of cells.
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